There are several medications on the market that are not available in child-friendly strengths or dosage forms; and sometimes, the ones that are, contain chemical sweeteners and coloring agents that children have allergies to.
How Can Compounds Help?
Compounding offers an opportunity for your child’s pediatrician to prescribe the medication your child needs in a strength and dosage form appropriate for their needs. Commonly prescribed compounded medications include the following:
- Suspensions for GERD and acid reflux
- Swish and spit formulas for throat and mouth pain
- Medications normally dosed in capsules or tablets compounded into oral suspensions
- Transdermal formulations for nausea and vomiting
- Dermatological formulations for eczema, atopic dermatitis and psoriasis
- Diaper rash ointments